Yet another Python textbook

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Thu Nov 22 00:11:15 CET 2012

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Dave Angel <d at> wrote:
> Some don't realize that one very powerful use for the .format style of
> working is that it makes localization much more straightforward.  With
> the curly brace approach, one can translate the format string into
> another language, and if the parameters have to be substituted in
> another order, it's all in one place.

It only matters with positional placeholders, though.  You can achieve
the same thing using named placeholders, which both major formatting
styles support.

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